Japan will provide US$3.3 million in non-refundable aid for Vietnam within the framework of the Japan Human Resource Development Scholarships (JDS) project in the 2014-2017 period.
A diplomatic note was signed between Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Tanizaki Yasuaki and Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan in Hanoi on July 18.
Accordingly, Vietnam will send 30 students to Japan in 2014-2015 and enrollment for the scholarships will start this August.
They will study in various fields including mechanism building, urban and rural development, environmental protection, legal framework development and administrative management reform at famous universities, namely Hitotsubashi, Nagoya, Tsukuba, Meiji, Kobe, Kyushu, Hiroshima and International Christian.
The project started in 2,000 with a focus on young Vietnamese students who are expect to hold key positions in different professional aspects after finishing their training courses in Japan.
So far, 363 Vietnamese cadres have received master degree scholarships from Japan.